NG Bailey, the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business, has underlined its commitment to future generations by funding an ENTHUSE Partnership for a group of schools close to its head office in West Yorkshire.
Founded in 1921, NG Bailey has grown from a small electrical contractor to the award-winning, industry-leading business we see today.
Working across a variety of sectors within the building and infrastructure industry, NG Bailey delivers innovative, responsible and forward-thinking solutions, whilst working on fantastic ground-breaking projects.
NG Bailey’s culture ensures every employee is treated fairly and with respect, recognising everyone as an individual.
The NG Bailey ENTHUSE Partnership will be led by Bradford Academy and includes Dixons City Academy, Bradford College and Dixons McMillan Academy. Participating schools will benefit from all the opportunities STEM Learning has to offer through its ENTHUSE Partnerships, including STEM-specific professional development, working with STEM Ambassadors, building STEM Clubs, taking part in the teacher work experience programme and guided access to STEM Learning’s unrivalled collection of resources.
"Formal evaluation has shown that ENTHUSE Partnerships have significant benefits for teachers and young people - improving STEM teaching and teacher retention, increasing young people’s interest and attainment in STEM, as well as awareness of STEM careers."
STEM Learning’s ENTHUSE Partnerships enable more young people, from all backgrounds, to progress in their STEM education, with more students entering high-value STEM-related careers as a result. By doing so, STEM Learning improves social mobility and the life chances of some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are a driver of change in the lives of many young people globally. However, the UK struggles to attract sufficient young people to study STEM subjects, either at university or through apprenticeship routes, and there is a particular problem engaging those from less privileged backgrounds.
Research shows that the quality of teaching has a greater impact than any other factor on whether pupils go on to study STEM subjects, their engagement with them, enjoyment and, ultimately, attainment.
Formal evaluation has shown that ENTHUSE Partnerships have significant benefits for teachers and young people - improving STEM teaching and teacher retention, increasing young people’s interest and attainment in STEM, as well as awareness of STEM careers.
The NG Bailey ENTHUSE Partnership is making great headway under the leadership of Mudassir Mir from Bradford Academy, with an action plan which includes subject-specific CPD; a student conference for post-16 students to develop their maths skills for science; and a series of inspiring lectures from STEM Ambassadors. The partnership is also involving students in NG Bailey’s school engagement programme - Inspire.
Frank Clayton, Group Head of Learning at NG Bailey said:
“We’re really excited to be supporting ENTHUSE Partnerships with this fantastic project. All of us can remember the name of a teacher that inspired us, or gave us a passion for a particular subject. We hope that our work with the schools involved in this project will help to inspire the next generation of students with a passion for STEM.”